Paul Gephart makes fantastic handcrafted reproductions of ancient Hawaiian weapons out of wood, shark's teeth, swordfish bills, and stone. These are the real deal – scary as hell looking and incredibly dangerous (you must be 21 in order to purchase), but also beautiful in their construction and finish.
Paul came to Hawaii in 1969 after fighting in Vietnam. He married a local girl, had five kids, and 37-years later they are still going strong! The couple have a shop on the big island, north of Hilo, but also sell their handmade wares online, which also include jewelry, bowls, and kitchen utensils.